The Creepy Creeps, shown here performing at the 2009 North Park Beer Fest, are playing Friday at the Ken Club.
This weekend is jampacked with benefits for Haiti, Invisible Children, KSDT, and for local musician Steve White, who lost his vocal chords to cancer. His friends are turning out for an all-day benefit on Saturday at San Diego Old Time Music. You also have two chances to see the stylings of Ozomatli at the Belly Up onFriday and Saturday night.
I'm looking forward to the Dragons, who called it quits as a group a few years ago but are still taking the time to come back together at the Casbah for another anniversary show. They're joined by Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver and others -- that should make this the rock & roll show of the weekend not to be missed.
Trace Bundy, Sungha Jung @ Acoustic Music San Diego
The Cathryn Beeks Ordeal, Tori Roze and the Hot Mess @ Sidebar
Saturday, Jan. 23:
Steve White Benefit, featuring Jim Earp, Shawn Rolf, Rick Kaestner, Berkely Hart, Vladamir Yarovinsky, Gregory Page, Ignacio & Luisa, KEV-Kevin Rones, Robin Henkle, Joe Rathburn, Lisa Sanders, Cici Porter, Paul Hormic, Allen Singer, Suzane Reed, Tom Baird & David Silva, Paul Scwebel, Rusty Jones, Alan James, Chuck Perrin, Larry Robinson, Steve Mendoza, Ben Powell, Folding Mr. Lincoln, Phil Borrof, Jefferey Joe Morin and Steve White @ San Diego Old Time Music (2852 University Ave, 11a.m. to 9 p.m., $10 donation or $20 with T-shirt, musician's yard sale, raffle, silent auction, bluegrass jam and more)
The Dragons, Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver, the Drips, Spitfires @ the Casbah
An Evening with Stanley Clarke Band (seated show) @ the Belly Up
Elliott Yamin, DJ Furee @ House of Blues
Machete, Speeches, Schitzophrenics, Ryan Blue @ Radio Room
Death on Mars, Melodic Destruction and more (TBA) @ Ruby Room
Matt Cook @ Winston's (6-9pm)
Jason Reeves, Joe Brooks, ZSuzsanna @ Lestat's
Against All Will, the Get Down Automatic, Gametes @ Brick By Brick
Nils @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
Music Mixer, featuring Folding Mr. Lincoln, Shant, Dave Howard, 3 Degrees off Center, XIV @ the Onyx Room
Rosemary Bystrak covers the San Diego music scene and events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her site San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. Follow her updates at twitter.com/sddialedin or submit your music listings.